Rangers have taken to Twitter to congratulate veteran midfielder and former captain Steven Davis for becoming Northern Ireland’s most capped outfield player.

The talented 34-year-old led his country out against Germany in what was his 113th appearance in the green and white of the Ulstermen.

Despite being powerless to resist a 2-0 win for the Germans – breaking Northern Ireland’s 100% qualification record up until that point – Davis led the side in a spirited display.

It was very much a captain’s performance and a very proud one at that.

 

Showing the same kind of composure and poise which has become synonymous with his performances at Ibrox, the midfielder just couldn’t do enough to inspire a monumental win over the European giants.

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Davis has now completed 113 caps for Northern Ireland, scoring 11 goals and played at the European Championships in 2016 with the nation.

Northern Ireland of course also narrowly missed out of a trip to the World Cup in 2018 after the controversial award of a penalty was enough to see Switzerland win the playoff 1-0 over two legs.

Steven Davis is one of the finest footballers to ever come out of Northern Ireland. (Photo by Erwin Spek/Soccrates/Getty Images)

From his first game for Northern Ireland – a 1-0 win over Canada in February 2005 as a 20-year-old – to his first international goal – against San Marino in a 4-0 win in October 2008 – Davis has cemented himself into the history of Windsor Park.

Michael O’Neill described Davis as “one of the greatest” players Northern Ireland have ever had [Daily Mail].

And with goalkeeper Pat Jennings on 119 and Davo still fighting fit -there’s no reason why he can’t become the country’s most capped player, period.

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